Spring 2021 Public Health Practicum Course Zoom info session
Are you looking for additional practice experience that is rooted in equitable community engagement?
Join us this Friday from 1-1:30pm EST to learn more here.
The EPH 500b Public Health Practicum course is taught by faculty from the Office of Public Health Practice and is one of the options available to students to fulfill the applied practice experience (APE) requirement for the MPH degree. This course design combines experiential learning, weekly readings/reflections, and guided classroom discussions focused on mutually beneficial community partnerships.
Students will choose a field placement where they can apply public health concepts and competencies learned in the classroom through a practice experience that is relevant to the students’ areas of specialization. Emphasis is placed on fieldwork in partnership with community-based organizations and other public health service settings such as local or state health departments where students can work on community-identified public health issues.
Since the focus of this course is on a project with an organization, students will only meet three times throughout the semester on Fridays (8:30 – 10AM), presenting their projects during the final session (either online or in person). Course commitments are:
- Choosing/developing a project with significant community engagement under the guidance of a site preceptor/supervisor (course instructors can assist with placements)
- Weekly readings/reflections submitted via Canvas
- Attendance at all three sessions
- Development of two deliverables, including a digital poster and a final evaluation/report
Course is open only to second-year MPH students, AP MPH, and Accelerated MBA/MPH Students